La Palapa Restaurant

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MXN500 and over
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Mexican
La Palapa Restaurant combines gourmet cuisine, friendly service, and the tropical setting of Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, México.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A fabulous setting and first-class service. A great place for a celebration. They worked hard to make sure everything was perfect.
Order an IRISH COFFEE!!!

HC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Octopus was the best we’ve ever had. Rodolfo’s service was excellent. The whole experience was spectacular.

MA
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was recommended this restaurant by a friend. I was with my family and celebrating a 50th birthday. The entire experience EXCEEDED all my expectations. Martin was a excellent waiter. The service and food was outstanding. My family and I were there for 2 hours and we did not want to leave. If you go to LaPalapa you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner and the ambiance was perfect for couples or large groups! The sunset was magnificent!

HG
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful beach front romantic setting. Lighting is tastefully done throughout, warm and inviting. The live music at the bar is intimate, meant to please a wide audience and not loud. Service is A +
Highly recommended.

JW
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, very good service.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Breakfast . Our Servers were Rodolfo and Dany. They provided Excellent service.!!!!Very friendly and totally took care of us. We have the daily Breakfast special which was delicious. Beautiful restaurant, great location. Will definitely go back again.

DR
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got into town hours before coming here for my birthday dinner and it was the PERFECT place. Our server was the sweetest and most helpful especially in choosing wine without trying to sell us on the highest price bottle. He gave us great food recs that we're still dreaming about a week later. Food and water is filtered/purified and so we were able to eat lots of fresh veggies (but a lot of places in PV have filtered/purified water.) We went mid-September so seating/reservations was easy. The place was fairly empty only because it's a low/almost dead season so it was perfect for us. Only a few blocks from our hotel Playa Los Arcos so it was a nice beach walk back. We sat at a table on the beach and we just could not get enough of the view. We ate and drank and would rec the Ensenada red wine, shrimp & lobster taquitos, cocounut shrimp, their surf & turf entree special (that night we were there) and I got the red snapper to sub the fillet minon that was incredible, and they surprised me with a chocolate creme brulee. Wow. Also there was a nice small live band that got my boyfriend cheesy enough to ask me to dance there in the sand. I didn't think I was a super cheesy romantic person until I went to La Palapa. Thanks for making my birthday extra spectacular, LP and PV!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time dining at La Palapa and the food, service, & overall experience was just as wonderful as the first time. We sat at the tables on the sand both times and watched the gorgeous sunset as we spent our romantic evening together. The cocktails are delicious and not watered down or too sugary. I ordered beef medallions with asparagus and my husband had the whole fish...he said he wanted another one the next day!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is fantastic. Very attentive. The food was delicious. We ate the octopus, the lobster and shrimp taquitos, the al pastor dobladitos, the whole butterfly fish with anchiote, la palapa shrimp and the cheesecake and lava cake. The octopus has a membrane on it that wasn’t enjoyable and the doblatitos were not to our liking but everything else was exceptional.

SL
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Desde la recepción muy amables todo el personal. En mi reserva por la app puse que era el cumpleaños de mi mamá y sin preguntarme le llevaron un pastel al final. Gran detalle!
Súper amables, lindísimo el lugar, los precios lo valen por el lugar la vista y la atención.
Definitivamente regresaré.
Aplausos

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OT
Aguascalientes
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very good ambience and food is great too, be careful because it's very expensive, obviously if you're Mexican tourist.

m
Calgary
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was absolutely delicious and Carlos and Cesar took a great care of us.

CG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great stuff

R
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was amazing!! The food was delicious and the live music was just perfect! Sitting on the beach listening to music was soo relaxing. I’d definitely recommend this place and I’ll be returning ASAP!

SN
Guadalajara
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

We hadn't been to La Palapa for five years or so. Now we remember why. It's just not worth it.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful scenery, delicious food, and excellent service!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner on the beach. It couldn't have gone better. The waiters were fast and very attentive. The food was amazing. Beef medallions with asparagus and ended with lava cake. Highly recommend.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our anniversary at La Palapala per the recommendation of friends. Dinner was on the beach, candles and tiki torches were glowing, waves were gently splashing and a very talented guitarist and accompanist were playing for the evening. As for the food and service ... they were splendid. We will most certainly return and long before the next special occasion ... yet isn’t every day special? Enjoy!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Order the octopus appetizer. You won't regret it! Service was amazing, they really put extra care and attention for us to enjoy our meal. We celebrated our anniversary at sunset, accompanied with romantic music and amazing environment. Highly recommend for a nice sunset dinner on the beach in Puerto Vallarta.

c
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Still one of the best restaurants in Puerto Vallarta that sits on the beach with ocean breezes. Service is wonderful and the wine list has selections from all over the world. Menu choices are varied and there is quite a selection.

MJ
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Un lugar increíble con comida deliciosa y un servicio excepcional. Nos encanto!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went there whilst on holiday for my birthday (family of 10). Location and staff are fantastic - and whilst it rained, the staff seamlessly moved us from the beach to under cover.
We enjoyed the food in the main, but the cost is a little pricy.
I would also strongly recommend asking for the Mexicana coffee - it’s a display to behold!

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fue la mejor decisión cenar en la palapa, excelente servicio y comida 🍽 todo estaba exquisito!!! 💯% recomendado

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K
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall beautiful old world charm ... we tried traditional butterflied grilled fish and filet and neither disappointed.. overall beautiful location and we had an amazing view of the sunset and loved it ! Service is super friendly and to the point .

CG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Amazing ambiance for special occasions. The service was pretty good it could have been better for the reputation of the restaurant but it was not awful just everything seemed 5 minutes always behind. If you make your reservation during sunset it's pretty magical! We'll be back for sure for brunch since we did dinner this trip.

OT
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did an open table reservation for lunch here. Well worth it. Great service, very detail oriented, prompt and gave great recommendations. The food was very nice good quality seafood with a nice presentation. The location on the beach with smooth jazz was great. If you dont want to be bothered by vendors they have a sign you can put up that keeps them away. Had wine and cocktails and a full meal. Fans are available at the tables so you can have a breeze. Jorge was our server, and he was great. Will return.

j
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great long-standing local spot to enjoy well plated, traditional Mexican with a contemporary spin. Wonderful place to watch the sunset, enjoy live music and people watch. Excellent service, clean bathrooms and fun atmosphere. A must in Puerta Vallarta.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect honeymoon-dining experience. Seared salmon did not disappoint, served on the most delicate handmade ravioli. Sauce, ambience, and service were all on-point.

BN
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Mediocre food in a fabulous setting with great service. Would have been perfect if the food met expectation. Should have listened to the locals and gone elsewhere.

M
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

El lugar es bello, la vista inmejorable, el servicio excelente, la comida deliciosa. Lo que no me gustó fue el calor que se siente por tener ventiladores lentos, fue muy incomodo. Y por último el precio fue alto en relación al tamaño de la ración recibida.

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JO
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wine selection are fantastic. Beach front dining was amazing. Entrees were slow to come out but they were getting busy. Timing of drinks and appetizers was perfect, entrees were almost an hour after the appetizer was finished. But we watched the sunset and enjoyed the experience.

WR
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived a little early but they were able to accommodate my party of 6 without hesitation. Great food, amazing view and wonderful staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Welcome was good.
Restaurant location was very good with good views is ocean & sunset.
Standards of cleanliness was good.
Food was of good standard.
Only real negative was the Price of a bottle of Prosecco as it was VERY expensive! In comparison to usual price all around the world.

EL
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Era el cumpleaños de mi amiga y todos en el restaurante hicieron un esfuerzo para que se sintiera especial en su día especial. Era el lugar perfecto para celebrar y tomé la decisión correcta al llevarla allí.

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L
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Bonito lugar para cenar en la orilla de la playa, la comida no me sorprendió aunque es buena. Si lo recomiendo!

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LV
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sevice , the food was delicious and the servers were fabtastic. The location is fantastic. We are looking forward to come back!

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance for any occasion... Service and views are great for a relaxing dinner!

JV
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a while that I came back twice over a weekends stay. We sat on the beach just a few steps from the water and the best short rib I've ever consumed. Also the tortilla soup and bread were very good. Can't go wrong with the their drinks either! There was also fireworks directly overhead which just added to an already amazing experience.

SB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the view of sunset from La Palapa. Our table was perfect and the servers were so very attentive to our comfort by arranging fans to cool us on a warm evening. The La Palapa shrimp was amazing and the beet salad was refreshing. My friend enjoyed the shrimp appetizer special. He then followed with the red snapper. It was very good. Service was well-timed and friendly. Our wine was kept perfectly chilled. Our server was very engaged with us and the conversation about his family and child was interesting and enjoyable. When I'm back in Puerto Vallarta, I will definitely return to La Palapa!

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